Once purchased and delivered, the installation of your kitchen begins. An approach that requires a certain number of more or less complex works that require the intervention of a kitchen designer. If you want to keep an eye on the progress of the installation, take the time to understand the different stages. Find in this article all the steps of laying a kitchen in chronological order.
Why entrust the installation of a kitchen to a kitchen designer?
Unless you are yourself a specialist, the installation of a kitchen is the responsibility of an experienced professional. Especially since this type of project is not generally limited to the installation of kitchen furniture and its sound. home appliance.
Step 1: Removal of the old kitchen in case of renovation
If you have your old kitchen replaced with a new one, removal work is necessary. Before starting any new installation, the craftsmen (because it takes several) will have to remove each element making up your old kitchen.
But before that, they must prepare the workspace by installing protective tarps all over the rest of your home. These protect your home from dust, rubble, and any other waste inherent in this type of work. It is only then that the removal of your old kitchen furniture begins.
Step 2: Plumbing and electrical work in the kitchen
The second step in case of renovation, and first in case of construction, your electrician and your plumber tackle the plumbing and electrical installations.
During the renovation, it is also an opportunity to bring your electrical installation and pipes up to standard.
Note that this is also the time when your floor is leveled.
Plumbing and electrical work may not have been notified in your original quote. Indeed, this type of intervention may be necessary following removal, which then reveals the need to intervene on these stations.
If necessary, if they were not planned, allow a margin of 5% to 10% on the price of the estimate in anticipation of this type of work.
Step 3: Preparing the floor and walls of the new kitchen
First, a tiler lays the tiling on the floor. Allow an average of a full day for this task. If the room is poorly ventilated, then allow two full days for the floor to dry completely. It is on this condition that further work can be started.
Once your floor is ready, the craftsmen shape the first layer of plaster. This will then act as a support to smooth the walls so that they become viable supports for your kitchen furniture. Again, allow between one and two days for the plaster to be laid and dried.
The operation is repeated a second time, but in a thinner layer, which doubles the intervention time on this task.
Step 4: The assembly of the kitchen as such
It's finally time to assemble your kitchen furniture, which is finally taking shape before your eyes.
The installer proceeds:
- either to the assembly of furniture for a kitchen kit,
- or to the installation of custom-designed furniture by a kitchen designer.
This step, therefore, includes the implementation of low and high furniture, as well as the installation of your work plan. The installation obviously provides for the spaces dedicated to the reception of your built-in household appliances.
Step 5: Connections to the fitted kitchen
The installation of an equipped kitchen requires the various connections between:
- your equipment related to the home plumbing network, such as
- your sink, your dishwasher, possibly your washing machine, and your grinder.
- your electrical household equipment, such as your oven,
- your range hood, refrigerator, etc.
Your electrician must here ensure that the electrical load is suitable for the capacity of your meter. Otherwise, you risk overloading your home electrical network.
Step 6: Finishes, the last step in laying a kitchen
Once the assembly and connection work is completed, your installer installs your splashback. An installation that can however take place earlier in the work, depending on the materials that make up the splashback.
Finally, the house painter takes over from the installers in order to carry out the paint finishes. This is also the time to install the door handles.